Manny Picciola is a Managing Director and Partner, and the head of L.E.K. Consulting’s Chicago office. He has nearly 20 years of experience managing and directing client engagements spanning more than 500 projects in corporate and business unit strategy, channel management, consumer segmentation, corporate turnaround, and merger and acquisition transaction support. Although he has worked across multiple industries, Manny is primarily focused on consumer products and is a member of L.E.K.'s Americas Regional Management Committee.

Prior to joining L.E.K., Manny was a senior vice president at Thomson NETg. He holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he was awarded a Siebel Scholarship. He also holds a BS in industrial engineering from the University of Illinois. Manny is an instructor at MergerWeek at the Kellogg Graduate School's executive education center, the premier executive program focused on acquisition best practices.


Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois

Graduate: Master of Business Administration, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management

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